Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 57–60 | Cite as

Traumatic Pseudoaneurysm: A Life-Threatening Complication After Surgical Extraction of Impacted Maxillary Third Molar

  • Saurabh Kumar RawatEmail author
  • Deepika Singh
  • P. Suresh Babu
  • Rithin George
  • Prakhar Mongia
Case Report


Pseudoaneurysms are rare lesions secondary to blunt or penetrating trauma, temporomandibular joint surgery, or orthognathic surgery. They are usually produced by arterial breach leading to extravasation of blood. The compressed perivascular tissue forms the wall of aneurysmal sac. This sac gradually expands and can be damaged. Nonsurgical interventions are the treatment of choice for pseudoaneurysms. In the case reported here, emergent endovascular injection of acrylic glue was successful in the treatment of a pseudoaneurysm from a branch of the internal maxillary artery secondary to surgical extraction of impacted maxillary third molar.


Pseudoaneurysm Surgical extraction Internal maxillary artery Angiography Embolization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saurabh Kumar Rawat
    • 1
    Email author
  • Deepika Singh
    • 2
  • P. Suresh Babu
    • 1
  • Rithin George
    • 1
  • Prakhar Mongia
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryGovernment Dental CollegeThiruvananthapuramIndia
  2. 2.Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Faculty of Dental SciencesKing George’s Medical UniversityLucknowIndia

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